Spotlight Blog

Fourteen Cows and Fifty-Six Letters

By | December 14th, 2016|Faculty, Program, Spotlight, Students, Uncategorized|

At an October assembly for upper school students, sixth grade homeroom teacher Lucy Turner read “Fourteen Cows for America,” a picture book loaned by academic support teacher Vicki Kelly. Projecting images of the book’s vivid illustrations onscreen in the theater, Turner read the text by Carmen Agra Deedy and Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah, which recounts the [...]

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Smithsonian Recognition for Hill’s Arboretum

By | November 18th, 2016|General, Program, Spotlight, Uncategorized|

The Hill School Arboretum has recently been accepted into the prestigious Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian and added to The Garden Club of America Collection. The Arboretum was designed, installed and is still maintained by long-time Middleburg resident Polly Rowley, the parent and grandparent of several Hill School alumnae. Located on the Hill [...]

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Pinwheels for Peace

By | September 26th, 2016|Program, Spotlight, Students, Uncategorized|

Hill School students from Junior Kindergarten through Eighth grade celebrated the International Day of Peace on September 21st by installing over 250 paper pinwheels on the lawn of the Clark Courtyard. Children made these from paper, decorating one side with images and patterns, and the back side with words of peace. Students were asked to [...]

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The Spirit of Philanthropy

By | July 31st, 2016|General, Program, Spotlight, Students, Uncategorized|

It’s always exciting when Hill School Headmaster Treavor Lord draws the winning ticket number for the annual Grandparents’ Day raffle, but the spring 2016 raffle winners added extra dashes of jubilation and generosity. When Mr. and Mrs. Hahn, owners of DH Service, the company which has long provided janitorial service to the school, were notified [...]

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Summer is Almost Here!

By | April 25th, 2016|Program, Spotlight, Students, Uncategorized|

Summer is just around the corner! The next two months are filled with wonderful Hill School traditions such as Grandparents and Special Friends Day, The Auction, the Green-White Track Meet, and Graduation Assemblies. This is also the perfect time for parents to make plans for the summer. Our “Summer at Hill” program gives children the [...]

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Science Meets Stewardship for JK & K

By | February 29th, 2016|General, Program, Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten students welcomed some unusual visitors to their classroom in January in an exciting culminating activity that integrated Place-Based Education, community service, and science. Staff from the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Millwood brought in a barred owl, a box turtle, two flying squirrels, and an arctic fox, all animals which had [...]

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Symbiosis in the Arts

By | December 10th, 2015|General, Program, Students, Uncategorized|

Hill School science students--and watchers of “Finding Nemo”-- know that the anemone and the clownfish have a symbiotic relationship, so that when the two species come together, both benefit. This fall, some Hill Schoolers experienced the symbiosis of writing and visual art. Painter and Hill School parent Misia Broadhead loaned several original works on canvas [...]

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Second Grade Paradocs

By | July 14th, 2015|Faculty, Program, Uncategorized|

As every child who has been in second grade in the past decade knows, Academic Dean Hunt Lyman and Upper School Science Teacher Paul Haefner start every Thursday morning with a Sing-Along, teaching the second graders (and their parents) such standards as Country Roads, This Little Light of Mine, and Puff the Magic Dragon. The [...]

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Middleburg Festival of Speed

By | June 3rd, 2015|General, Uncategorized|

The Hill School is please to host the inaugural Middleburg Festival of Speed on Saturday, June 20. This highly anticipated event expects local and regional collectors of Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, MG, Morgan, Austin Healy and more, as well as vintage motorcycles, to be on-site to display their masterpieces. This world –class car event is [...]

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Didn’t They Graduate?

By | May 18th, 2015|Alumni, Program, Uncategorized|

Watching each 8th grade student receive his or her diploma is always thrilling, for parents and teachers as well as the graduates, but it is equally wonderful to see those students when they return for a visit or a special Hill School event. Occasionally, students also return to advance their own learning or perform community [...]

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